Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan, has named
Sandro Salmoiraghi, Salmoiraghi S.p.A., president.
Wilmington, Del.-based Optimer Brands has named Jeff Horch vice president of sales.
The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has named Alan Buttenhoff, Shaw Industries, Southern Regional Board Member.
The Germany-based Freiburg University of Education has appointed Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Hohenstein Institute, to an honorary professorship; and Dr. Dirk Hoefer, Institute for Hygiene and Biotechnology at the Hohenstein Institute, to an extraordinary professorship.
Mecheels (left) and Hoefer
Lenzing Group, Austria, has named Wolfgang Plasser vice president, Nonwoven Fibers.
Albany International Corp., Albany, N.Y., has named Michael K. Burke senior vice president and CFO, effective August 7.
Germany-based DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. KG has named Viktor Leendertz CFO and chief transformation officer.
Balta Group, Belgium, has appointed Carl Verstraelen CFO.
The University of Tennessee Nonwovens Research Laboratory, Knoxville, Tenn., has named Dr. Rohit Uppal research associate.
The Carpet America Recovery Effort, Dalton, Ga., has named Georgina Sikorski executive director.
Talon International Inc., Los Angeles, has promoted Larry Dyne to president.
Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont has elected Samuel Bodman to its Board of Directors.